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Suffolk County, New York, ~!anagement Analysis


Suffolk County, New York, Sheriff's Office Suffolk County Population: 1,300,000 Sheriff's Office Personnel (Sworn): 359

Total: 403 Suffolk County Area: 922 square miles

Westinghouse Justice Institute

Larry R. Walton


January 23, 1976

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This Tequest for Technical Assistance \~as made by the' Sheriff's Office of Suffolk County) Ne\~ York. The requested assistance was concerned with providing advice and guidance in identifying serious management pl'oblems in the Sheriff's Office, which should be the subj ect of an in-depth manage-

ment study.

Requesting Agency: Suffolk County, New York; Sheriff's Department, Sheriff Phillip Corso

State Planning Agency: Ne\'/ York State Division of Criminal Justice Services, Mr. Samuel Shaw, Ne',\' York City Metropolitan I\'rea Team Leader

LEM Region II: Mr. Rene Cassagne, police Specialist



Table of Contents

Foreword . . . . .

1. Introduction

2. Understanding of the Problem

3. Analysis and Discussion of Problem Areas 3.1 Organization and Functions ..


3. 1.1 CorI'ection . . . . . . . 3.1.2 Field Responsibilities

3,2 ~Iajor Problem Areas for In-Depth Study 3.2.1 Organization 3.2.2 Training .... 3.2.3 Civil Division 3.2.4 Internal Barriers 3.2.5 Inmate Transportation 3.2.6 Budget ..... . 3.2.7 Accounting Function 3.2.8 Nomenclature




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3-1 Suffolk County Sheriff's Office Positions':;~nd Salary Scale . . . . .'. . . . • . . . . . . . . . .


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Suffolk County, New York, contains a population of approximately 1,300,000 and covers an area of 922 square miles at the east end of Long Island. While the Sheriff's Office has complete criminal and civil jurisdiction, criminal operations are carried. out pl'imarily by the Suffolk County Police Department, which operates in the five western tovll1ships, alid by individual city police agencies in the cities in the five eastern town­ships. Although the Suffolk County Police Department has jurisdiction of criminal matters countywide, operations are confined to the five western townships unless otherwise requested. The Sheriff's Office and the County Jail are located at Riverhead, the county seat, but most courts are located at Hauppauge, ap~roximately 30 miles west of Riverhead. The Honor Farm is located at Yaphank, approximately 17 miles west of Riverhead.

County government is implemented tln:ough a Chief Administrative Officer and an 18-man legislative body. The Under Sheriff is appointed by the Sheriff; all other Sheriff's Office positions are civil service. The County Court conducts trials in felony cases, the District Court conducts misdemeanor trials and pretrial felony hearings, and the Family Court has jurisdiction of family-related civil matters.

The primary functions of the Sheriff's Office include: Operation of the County Jail, with a capacity of 450 inmates; detention of persons accused of crimes awaiting court action; execution of various court orders; maintenance of detention facilities at the Hauppauge Distl'ict COUl't; trans­portation of prisoners to and from the courts and County Jail; operation of a minimum security Honor Farm for misdemeanor prisoners; maintenance of a Criminal Identification Bureau and a 24-hour Communications Centtir; and service as enforcement officer of the County ci viI courts for all decl'eos, mandates, and orders of the courts. Personnel of the Sheriff l ·5 Office total 403. The 1975 budget totaled $6,152,660.

Analy·:;.es conducted were based on interviews l;7ith operating personnel, observations of operating procedures, reviel" of work documents used by the Sheriffts Office, and examination of statistical reports and digests.

Persons interviewed included tho following:

• Mr. Joe Teletnik, Suffolk County Criminal Justice Coordinating Council.

o Sheriff Phillip Corso, Suffolk County Sheriff's Office.

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• Chief Deputy Joseph Nowak.

• Deputy Wardan Stanley J. Regula.

III Captain Donald Ashmot'o.

o Lieutenant Fred Lang.

• Lieutenant Edwin F. PHs.

• Lieutenant Eugene Whcrlic.

• Lieutenant Herbert Johnson.

IJt Lieutenant Cannatella,

• Lieutenant W. H. Shaw.

• Sergeant Pe.ter Amato.

• Sergeant Joe Brady.

e Sergeant T. D. Ombrosld.

o Mr, Tom Erwin) Chief Radio Operator.

• Mr. Jack Caputo, Senior Accountant.

o Ms. Dorthy Nullcr> Senior Account Clerk.

• ~Ir. Nick Ramos) Criminal Idf.'ntification Technician.

... Mr. Joseph D'Alessio, Cooperative Extension Agent.

Data collected and revie\'led by the consultant included the following:

• Suffolk County Sheriff's Office Table of Organization.

• Suffolk County Sheriff's Office Personnel Tables and Salary Schedule.

• Suffolk County Criminal Justice Coordinating Council Annual Report.




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• Sheriff' 5 Office Pel'sonnel Deployment.

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As population and rolated demands for police- and d viI assis t:mco have steadily groll/n in recent years, the Suffolk Count)' Sheriff's Office has tried to meot the development of communi t)' nced!i. A~ is usually the Crl.:-;C,

however) grOl"th of the Sheriff I 5 Offic(> to meet incren~d,ng demands for service has not been orderly, and, at times, it has been ina.ppropriate,

Recognizing the need for an overall revieN of 11i5 operatIons, the Sheriff is actively planning an in-depth study of thC' Sheriff's Office in the near future. Rather than move too swiftl)' into a survey of the magn:l tude contemplated, howevor, the Sheriff ha.~ requo~toJ through the Technical Assistance Program that a prelimina.ry study ho made for tho purpose of identifying areas of major concern.

It should be stressed that this project has as its purpose the recognition and identification of major problem arcaS J not the development. of solutions or answers to those prob~oms.

Prior to the completion of this \"1'itten report) a meeting \';'n5 held with the Sheriff J the Under Sheriff, ~md the Chief Deputy, at which ti.me an oral report covering the facts contained her~ln was made.



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3, f\i~ALYSIS A,'lD DISCUSSIO~ OF PROBLEM AREAS - -Time and study-scope limitations make it impractical to outline all

phases of the operation of the Suffolk County Sheriff's Office. !nstead, major functional areas have been identified that are believed to reveal possibili:ties for significant operational improvement following in-depth review, To assist in properly associating the various organizational units, a general description of the Sheriff! s Office v-Iould be appropriate,

3.1 Organization and Functions

Organization of the Sheriff's Office is portrayed in Figure 3-1. Under the Sheriff and the Under Sheriff, functions are divided into two major categories -- Correction, and other responsibilities loosely defined as llField Responsibilities". positions by rank and sala)]y are outlined

in Table 3-1.

3.1.1 Correction

The Correction "Bureau" is commanded by a Warden and a Deputy Warden. The major unit of this bureau is the County Jail, commanded by a captain and staffed by 6 lieutenants, 24 sergeants, 135 correction officers) 1 head cook, 7 cooks, and 1 baker. These personnel also staff the Rehabili tation Unit and the Correction Officer Training Unit, One lieutenant serves as the Jail Sec1..1ri ty Officer, with responsibility for planning and coordinating security aspects of the Jail process. The Jail capacity is 450, with an average population of approximately 380. Fines and bail monies received total approximately $750,000 annually. All Jail rocords pertaining to inmates are maintained by Jail personnel except prisoner photographs, which are made and kept by personnel assigned to the Criminal Identification Bureau. Records maintenance is performed by biO sergeants and five correction officers. Prisoners aloe heldfora. maximum of 1-year sentences. Prisoners incarcerated cillring 1974 totaled 5,860 men and

326 ''lomen.

The Correction Officer Training Unit is presently unstaffed. The Rehabilitation Unit is staffed by one lieutenant, one sergeant, and five correction officers. Acti vi ties of the Unit are well developed J and. include counseling, educational, remedial reading; and· recreation activities"

Other maj or components of the Correction IIBureaul! are the minimum security Honor Farm and the District Court Detention Facility. During 1974, 346 inmates ,,,ere confined at the Honor Farm ,,,,here the average population at anyone time is beti",een 50 and 60. An occupational learning facility is operated at the Honor Farm in conjunction with the Coopel'ativc Extension Service of Cornell University. Honor Farm personnel consist of a captain,S lieutenants, 3 sergeants, 23 correction officers, a vocational counselor, and a community liaison counselor,



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Suffolk County Sheriff's Office Positions and Salary Scale

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Sheriff 1 Under Sheriff 1 Chief Deputy Sheriff 1 Warden 1 Deputy Warden 1 Deputy Sheriff IV (Captain) 2 Senior Accountant 1 Correction Officer IV (Captain) 2 Deputy Sheriff III (Lieutenant) 7 Correction Officer III (Lieutenant) 12 Deputy Sheriff II (Sergeant) 7 Correction Officel' IX (Sergeant) 27 Deputy Sheriff I 119 Correction Officer I 175 Senior Criminal Identification

Technician 1 Head Cook 1 Criminal Identification Technician 2 Secretary 1 Automotive Mechanic 2 Cook 7 Baker 1 Senior Account Clerk 2 Radio Operator 4 Account Clerk 4 Senior Stenographer 1 Bookkeeping Machine Operator 4 Switchboard Operator . 1 Clerk Typist' 11 Vocational Counselor 1 Community Liaison Counselor 1 Seniol' Clerk Typist 2



Annual Salarr.

20,019. 18,296. 17,513. 16,704. 1,4,486. 14,486. 12,502. 12,502. 10,858. 10,858. 9,396. 8,978. 8,195.

39,000. - 30,615. - 27,953. - 26,726. - 25,552. - 22,342. - 22,342. - 20,436.

20,436. - 16,991. - 16,991. - 14,694. - 13 ,990. - 12,632.

10,858 - 16,991. 10,858. - 16,991. 9,396. - 14,694. 9,396. - 14,694. 8,561. - 13,233. 8,561. - 13,233. 8,561. - 13,233. 8,195. - 13,632. 8,195. - 12,632. 6,890. - 10,649. 6,890. - 10,649. 6,081. - 9,292. 6)081. - 9,292. ~~B20. - 8 t 926.

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The District Court Detention Facility is st<1ffed by 1 lieutenant, 1 sei'geunt, 14 deputies> and 7 C01'l'ection offic(~rs, Basic responsibi Ii ties are to: "recci va, det ain > and csco~rt misdemeanor and felony suspects to va"dous courts in the Court Building at Hauppauge for the purposes of. or pretrial hear£rigs. During 1974, almost 15,000 arrestees were received by the District COU1't Detention Facility. Prisoners not released during a purticulal' day must be trmlspol'ted to the Jail at Riverhead and returned on the next court day> a round trip of approximately 60 miles.

3.1.2 Field Responsibilities , , 0',)

As shown in Figure 3-1, major functions grouped under the headings of "Field Responsibilities" are the Pistol Permit Unit, the Civil Division, and the Criminal Division. These units are under the command of a Chief Deputy, Pistol Permit Unit

The Pistol Permit Unit is staffed by one lieutenant and one clerk typist. The Unit is responsible f9r processing applications for pistol licenses, gun dealers and gunsmiths, permits to purchase firearms, and the like. When a field investigation is necessary, such cases are the responsibility of the Personnel Investigation Unit of the Criminal Division. Inasmuch as firearms licensing is handled in the five western tOI':DS by the Suffolk County Police Department and in the eastern towns by the concerned town r S chief of police, field \Vork only consists of follOloJUp on work performed by these chiefs of police when it is believed that the initial investigation I'las not complete. During 1974, the Pistol Permit Unit processed 77 new pistol license applications, renewed 470, cancelled 68, and appl'oved purchases in 85 cases. Civil Division

The Civil Division is staffed by one captain, one lieutenant, two sergeants, five deputies, one senior account clerk, three account clerks, one senior clerk typist, four bookkeeping machine operators, and six clerk typists. The Division is responsible for processing all civil actions and accounting for bails, fines, and other'monies for the Correction Bureau. Almost 17,000 civil actions were processed through this Division during 1974. Cash receipts totaled over $5,000,000, ,'lith the County receiving revenue in the amount of $508,000. Indications are that the numbel' of processes, receipts and amount of revenue will all increase in 1975. Actual field service of civil papers is performed by the County Court Detention Unit of the Criminal Division.

Office equipment used by the Civil Division consists of bookkeeping entry machines, typeh'l'iters, open tub storage, and standard file cabinet storage. Use of computer storage and processing equipment does not



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appear to be well developed. All activities arc concentrated on the Day Watch. Criminal Division

The Criminal Division is commanded by a captain and is divided into the follO\dng functions: County Court Detention, Transpol'tation) Subpoena Division, Criminal !dentification Bureau) Communications, Personnel Inves­tigation Bureau, COllununications, Personnel Investigation Unit J Famil), Court Division, and Orders and Control. County Court Detention

The County Court Detention Unit is staffed by 2 lieutenants, 3 sergeants, and 72 deputies. This Unit is responsible for the following activities:

o Tl'ansportation of all prisoners to the courts, hospi tals J prison I and ,other State institutions.

~ Court security (five deputies daily).


Hospital Jail security (three deputies dally).

Securi ty for tlairing" prisoners (t,"o deputies 6 days per ~.,eek) .

Grand Jury parking area guard (one deputy 2 hours per day) .

Security for Jail church services (two deputies three times per \-:eek).

Service of warrants arising from traffic citations issued by the Sheriff's deputies.

Execution of civil processes throughout the County after Gompletion of above assignments.

In addition to supervision of the above activities, the senior lieutenant is responsible for coordinating training, maintaining personnel records, and timekeeping for all deputies in the Sheriff's Office. The training function receives scant attention; some deputies with :5 years'· experience still have not received their basic training. Tran~ortation Divisio~

The Transportation Division is responsible for maintaining all vehicles operated by Sheriff's Office personnel. The staff consists of t,,,o mechanics.



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The Subpoena. Di vls11)n is staffed by one li('utcnnnt nnd seven deputies. This Di.vision is rusponslble for service of subpo('mu; and Sllmmonses ove!' all of Long Island. Criminal nnd Traffic wo.r1'unt s(,\rvico is limited to n!'1-sistance to the Count)' Court Detent:i.on Unit when the warrant Hork1oad grows excessive. During 197~, the Division served 15,765 subpoenas. Criminal Idcntificaton Bureau

'The Criminal Identificati.on BUl't'lau is staffed by one senior criminal identificat:i.on technician and two crlminal identification technicians. Responsibilities inClude the following:

Photographs and fingcrpl'ints County Jail inmates (each morning).

Maiuttil.llS pnlmprint, Itmug/' fingcrprintJ and Jl<.iJ inmo.te photograph files.

Maintains filos devoted to arrest r~cords (including all Sheriff l s Office nl'rcst reports), wanted persons, "l'Up sheets J It

and the like, but not including detention records of current .Juil inmates.

RCC01'ds chocks for other agencies by telephone or mail. (If field \~ork is necessul'Y J a records check is handled by the Personnel Investigati.on Unit.)

Performs photogl'aphy for the entire Shoriff1s Office.

o Performs fingerprinting services for other agencies.

During 1974, the unit processed over 10,000 sets of fingerprints and 15,000 photographs, and ans\\'cred 6,500 l'cquestg for criminal rccol'u infor­mation.

3.1. '2.3.5 Communications

This unit is staffed by six deputies and :fOUl.' radio opcrntors to pl.'ovide 24-hour opel'ation. All radio brot\ucasting is confinod to a. single channel. At times J up to 100 mobile units U1'O beIng monitor(~d on this 10\-l-bnnd channel. In addition to routine dispatching sorvices J this unit perfol'ms the follO\'ling functions:



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!llaintains a criminal \~ar1'ant file for use of pcrsonnel assigned to the Pel'Rtmnel Investigations Unit,

~Ionitots and/or broadcasts for oth~~r county police agencies, as necessary,

~Ioni tors thrce burglar alarms 1 together \lti tit a firm alarm at Yaphank.

Serves as relief during weekday Day Watch for the svd tchbo£tl'd operator (through a phone reception switching device).

Operatcs the Sheriff's Office switchboard on "'eek~nds and from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 a,m., Monday through Friday

Dials, monitors, and logs County Jail inmate telephone calls.

Pet'forms computer \I)urrnnt checks fOl' ~he Family Court.

Performs computt'l' "clelinquf.mt summonses" searches fOl~ the courts.

o Performs computer scarches for persons involved in nonsupport matters for the State Social Service Departmclt+:. At present, these total 500 to 600 sen:rehes ~)er month. The number \.;till be increased shortly t~ approximately 3,.000 pOl' month.

Dm:ing 1974, the uni t made 394,000 rad,lo transmissions, procossed 12,000 inmate telophone cnlls, and pl'ovi~l~it info).'mation on 68,000 requests for motor vehicles regist,:ation inform~t·ion. personnel Investigation Unit

This unit is staffed by a sergcH1nt and tlll'ee deputies. The primary Unit function involves background inVestigations of applicants for thC' Sheriff's Office, but the Unit pel'forms othor functions, including:

.. Investigation of personnel complaints.

o Pield work associated with records checks £01' othel;' agencies.


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I) Internal procedural inspections (plannin~J.

Field work associated with pistol permit investigations.

Civil defense planning.

Investigation of Jail escapes.

Plainclothes escorts of prisoners. Family Court Division

The Family Court Division is staffed by 1 sergeant, 12 deputies, and 1 clerk typist. Personnel of this Division perform their duties at Hauppauge, 30 miles from the Sheriff's administrative offices. Primary duties include personal service of civil summonses and subpoenas, execution of warrants of arrest. and corruni tment orders, transportation of juveniles to youth treatment centers throughout New York, and transfer of adults, on court order, to various hospitals.

Operational records ate maintained at the court site rather than in Riverhead. During 1974, 1,964 wal'rants were executed and 2,334 subpoenas were served. Order and Control Unit

111e Order and Control Unit is staffed by a senior accountant, a senior account clerk, and two clerk typists. Primary responsibilities include payroll preparation and associated recordkeepingj budget preparation; control and audit; requisition and purchase order processing; and forms supply officer. Requisitions and pUl'chase orders are approved by the Chief Deputy, Under Sheriff, or Sheriff.

The Chief Deputy serves as the Budget Officer. A line-item form of budget is used. Each functional entity prepares budget requests annually on the Sheriff's Office letterhead, addressed to the Sheriff. No-standard form is prescribed, but all present and new positions requested must be justified. Justification in other cases mayor may not be necessary. After approval by the Sheriff, unit requests (which are not packaged by programs) are forwarded to the OJ;"der and Control Unit for processing. Li ttle ,assistance is provided by the County Budget Officer.

In addition to supervising the Unit, the senior accountant has the general (~lthough not specifically assigned) task of overseeing all Sheriff's Office accolu1ting procedu~es including Jail, Civil Division, HonOl' Fal,"m, etc.




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3.2 ~ajor Problem Areas for In-Depth Study

Maj or problems id0ntified that appear to be significant in terms of need for close scrutiny are discussed in the following paragraphs.

3.2.1 Organization

The existing l1Field Activities" organization does not appear to take advantage of the concept of assigning similar tasks to a single unit. In ~ addition, the Criminal Division appears to be seriously overburdened with. a variety of assigned tasks and the inability of leaders to provide effective supervJ.sl.on. The Criminal Division is assigned tasks associated \d th the various courts, such as transportation of prisoners, service of subpoenas and warrants; "housekeepingll tasks, such as communications, records maintenance, and budgetary activities; and such responsibilities as personnel investigations and planning. This diversity of responsibilities creates problems of supervision and make administl.'ation unwieldy. (Eight "officers­in-chal'ge" report directly to the Captain of the Criminal Division). It would seem more feasible to divide these tasks on the basis of function and/or clientele to create a Criminal Division, possibly a Court Division, and an Administrative Division, Direct supervision of the Court Division \voulcl be given to an adeli tional captai11) and supervision of the Administruti ve Division given directly to the Under SheTiff or a third captain.

Within the Cl'iminal Division, seve:t'al assigned activities \'1ould be more appropriately assigned to correcticm personnel. These include guards at church seTvices, County Hospital guards, daily "aiTing" of prisoneTs, tl'anspoTtation of prisoners, photographing and fingel'printing of prisoners, and partial staffing of the District COUTt Detentiou Facility.

Just as the Criminal Division is overburdened with dissimilar Tespon­sibilities, so is the Personnel Investigation Unit. Tasks ranging fTom planning to personnel investigations, from civil defense to investigating and countering escapes, are simply too bI'oad to allow for effective operations. Various persons a1}.d units hold a measure of responsibility for planning, but there is no one central authority for purposes of coordination, control, and direction.

The Communications Unit appears to be understaffed and underequipped (with only one radio channel), particularly in light of the volume of "records-oriented work performed. Providing a computer terminal and re­assigning records checking work to the Criminal Identification Bureau \'1ould allow each unit to devote more effort to its specialties.

In quite the opposite fashion, responsibilities of the Subpoena Squad appear to be unduly restricted, Since the techniques of locating people for document service are basically the same rega'rdless of the type of


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document, it would seem appropriate to integrate the Subpoena Squad with other units involved in serving warrants and civil processes.

One of the units reporting directly to the Chief Deputy is the Pistol Pemit Unit. Regarding the nature of tasks pel.'formed, this creates an unnecessary demand on the Chief Deputy. This task would be better located wi thin the Criminal Identification Bureau.

Another area where responsibility is fragmented involves recordkeeping, ", The Criminal Identification Bureau keeps most records, but not Jailrecol'ds, except inmate photographs. Correctional personnel maintain Jail records separately. The Family Court Division also maintains separate records. It is very likely that these various recordkeeping activities could operate more efficiently as a centralized unit.

Based on the above observations, it is recommended that high priority be given to an in-depth study for review of the Sheriff's Office overall ol.~ganization, for possible reallocation of functions (and manpO\<Jer necessary to perform those functions) and for determining manpower requirements to efficiently staff correctional and field functions. The study of manpower requirements should not be limited to the specific cases cited above but should include all phases of the Sheriff's Office. Measurement of work­loads ,,,ould be a. vi tal factol' in this manpO\<Jcr study.

3.2.2 Training

The training function has been largely overlooked or ignored. Such training as exists is compartmentalized (the Correction Bureau has an un­staffed training unit, Field Activities does not), or else suffers from a lack of direction and/or attention. It is, therefore, recommended that an in~depth study include establishment of an overall training unit and development of a well-rounded, aggressive ongoing training program for all personnel. Such a program should include basic, refresher, advanced) roll­call, and specialized training appropriate for all ranks.

5.2.3 Civil Division

Nhen the size (personnel) of the Civil Division, the volume of civil processes, and the monies involved are considered, it does not appear that sufficient use is being made of electronic data processing equipment and computerized information storage systems. It is recommended that attention be directed to greater computerization of the Civil Division recort1keeping activities in the in-depth study. Tlte feasibility of establishing a second shift should also be explored .


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Presently 1 a definite barrier exists in the Sheriff's Office bet\~ecn deputies and correction officers. To some extent, duties and respon­sibilities arc the cause, but rank designations nnd salary schedule differences are the primary factor. A separate correction officer train-ing unit further strengthens the barriel'. Di vision of pel'sonnel into tvw distinct and separate organizations \'d th separate pay scales for similar tasks (pal'ticularly at supervisory and command levels) drastically reduces the Sheriff's ability to assign personnel as the work situation best dictates. This also tends to create problems of communication, control, and morale. It is, therefore, recommended that the in-depth study specif­ically address the feasibility of adjusting salary scales to comparable levels, the development of a single testing procedure for entry and promotion of deputies and correction officers, and the advantages of lateral transfer from one phase of operations to the other.

3.2.5 Inmate Tl'anspol'tation

The necessity of transporting prisoners daily from the County Jail to the courts at Hauppauge ea 60-mile round trip) creates a major bUl'den on tho Sheriff's Office in terms of personnel and equipment. It is recommended that this maj or cxpentli tUl'e be analyzed for the purpose of developing less expensive alternatives and/or systems. The feasibility of televised (closed-circui t) pretrial hearings and ovel'night housing of prisoners at Hauppauge should be specifically explored. Possible duplication of tl'ans­pOl'tation services among units should also be revie\~ed.

3.2.6 Budget

Budget processes do not appear to be appropriately developed for an organization of the size of the Sheriff l s Office. The development of a system })l'oviding for submission of package requests) better jurisdiction of requests, and the institution of performance-budgeting or management­by-objectives (~IBO) concepts Nould be desirable.

3.2.7 Accounting Function

There are clear indications that the hiring and positioning of a senior accountant at the head of a functioning unit (Ol'ders and Control) without adequately and clearly defining his position of authority to his subordinates has created a difficult \'lorldng relationship "li thin that unit. An in-depth study should develop an appropriate solution. The feasibility of giving the sonior accountant more departmentwide responsibility as an auditing officer and of a11O\oJing the Orders and Control Unit to operate ns a separate unit under his general supervision only should be examined.






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3.2.8 Nomenclature

The most revealing aspect of uneven growth in the Sheriff's Office is the variety of titles given to functional units having the same general task performance level. The blo major units are not even offi­cally designated as bureaus, sections, divisions 01' some such title. With­in the Correction (Bureau?) there is a "Facility" a It,Jail" and a"Fnrm," all at wha.t could be appropriately termed a "di vision" level. The other major task area, designated herein as "Field Services" by tho Consultant J

is also unidentified as to bureau, section, etc. ~lajor entities of the "Field Services" function are t\~O divisions (Criminal and Civil) and a unit. Within the Criminnl Division, there are three "divisions" of lesser stature, a Itbureau,tI and four major untitled units. It is recognized that an outsider is more confused in these circumstances than a member of the Sheriff l s Office J but only to a degree. It is recommended that the in-depth study examine this sitl\(ltion "lith the intent of developing a ladder of comma.nd (such as unit, section 01' shift) division, bureau, and so forth) fol' purpose of stmldarciization ..



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Recommonclations pertaining to problem areas discussed ill the precoeding section are outlin~d below;



Recommendation 1 ... - An intensivt' review of thl' overall organization of the Sheriff's Office should be made. The working relationship of operational units should be give-n particular attention.

Recommendation 2 -- The Il'orkloads of operational uni ts shoUld be measu''t'ed and a detcl'ndnation made of the efficient manpo\lIer requirements of each position.

Recommendation .3 -- The appropriatcncs~-; of reallocating positions should be studied, ~ith emphasis on grouping kindred tasks undel' a cOlllmon command. The ni.>cessity of establishing Nork­able spans of control for command personnel should be considered.

Recommendation -l -- Establishm('nt of a si.ngle tralning unit h'i"th responsibility for develop­ing, coordinating, and scheduling training for all Sheriff's Office personnel should be examined. Training programs should be developed for all ranks nntI positions.

Recommendation 5 -- Implementation procedures shouldl)C'(ieveTOi)od to bring about n realign­ment and oqualization of comparable positions in the Correction and HPicld Services" units, The net result should be the creation of a single class of employees at Dnch rank, receiving the sarno salary, with flexibility of a.ssignment beth'een the t\~o major uni. ts at the Sheriff's discretion,

Recommendation..§. -- Operational pl'ocedurcs tending to sepnrnte the Sheriff's Office into two separate entities should be identifled and elimi.nated as much as possible,

Recommendation 7 -- Budget procedures should be upgraded through development of suitable



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R('comm('nuation S -- The position of Senior '7\CC'Ountnnt- sho·{itd be exami.ned, togetheT with the authority and responsibility appropriate to the position. Attention should be db'ected to clarifying \~orking relationships in the Order and Control Unit, as \~ell as possib 10 formal expansion of the duties ascl'ibed to the position of senior accountant to secure maximum productivity from this position.

Rcco~nendation 9 -- Nomenclature of operational units should be -clarified, standal'dized, and formalized.

Recommendation 10 -- Analysis should be mad~ of the functions of the Civil Division with the intent of incrcnsing computerization and machine processing.

Recommenda.tion 11 -- An examination should be made of possible-alternatives to present prisoner transporting, with the intent of reducing time involved, mi.1es traveled, and man-hours devoted to this activity.




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